June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Bib Number: 30
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Melissa Stewart, 27, was born and raised in Nome. She moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 2009 to attend Northern Industrial Training and decided to stay. She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Charter College. Melissa lists her occupation as Owner of Alaska Soaps & Scents. She says she has wanted to run the Iditarod as long as she can remember. “My dad ran the Iditarod the year I was born and mushing is in my blood. After completing four Jr. Iditarods, I ran my first Iditarod in 2008 and am the youngest female to finish the Iditarod. After taking a few years off, we have decided it is time to come back and run again and show the dogs what it is like to race across Alaska. My husband, Jason, and I now share the responsibilities of the kennel and enjoy spending time with the dogs and seeing them grow as a team. I’m looking forward to another wonderful with the dogs and watching them continue to grow and mature.”

Sponsors

Mom and Dad
Heather Williams
Michelle Mucha and Bryce Pearson
Andy and Silvia Willis
Mike and DeeDee Jonrowe

Carin Ojanen
Alaska Commercial Co., Nome
Brenna Dyson
Airland Transport
Northern Air Cargo


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:03:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:56:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:31:00 16 3/08 18:35:00 16 0h 4m 3h 35m 18.42 66
Skwentna 3/09 01:36:00 16 3/09 01:44:00 16 0h 8m 7h 1m 4.85 34
Finger Lake 3/09 07:18:00 16 3/09 12:32:00 15 5h 14m 5h 34m 8.08 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 16:12:00 15 3/09 16:20:00 15 0h 8m 3h 40m 8.18 30
Rohn 3/09 20:47:00 15 3/10 06:18:00 14 9h 31m 4h 27m 10.79 48
Nikolai 3/10 16:36:00 14 3/11 01:45:00 14 9h 9m 10h 18m 7.28 75
McGrath 3/11 08:33:00 14 3/11 08:47:00 14 0h 14m 6h 48m 7.94 54
Takotna 3/11 11:46:00 14 3/12 13:24:00 13 25h 38m 2h 59m 6.03 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 16:16:00 13 3/12 20:17:00 13 4h 1m 2h 52m 8.72 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 12:20:00 13 3/13 20:40:00 13 8h 20m 16h 3m 5.61 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 04:32:00 13 3/14 12:32:00 12 8h 0m 7h 52m 8.26 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 16:16:00 12 3/14 16:24:00 12 0h 8m 3h 44m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 19:04:00 12 3/15 09:50:00 12 14h 46m 2h 40m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 19:36:00 12 3/16 11:27:00 12 15h 51m 9h 46m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 21:50:00 12 3/16 23:02:00 11 1h 12m 10h 23m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 13:00:00 11 3/18 01:21:00 11 12h 21m 13h 58m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 07:32:00 11 3/18 07:44:00 11 0h 12m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 14:50:00 11 3/18 21:21:00 11 6h 31m 7h 6m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 05:46:00 11 8h 25m 5.70 ✔ ✔ Scratched 48